Young Sheldon (2017)

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As Young Sheldon is a prequel series to Big Bang Theory, this episode is at odds with episode 2-13 of Big Bang Theory, "The Friendship Algorithm," in which Sheldon is unfamiliar with books like "How to Make Friends and Influence People," which he reads in this episode of Young Sheldon, produced nine years later but taking place twenty years earlier.

DavidK93

In this episode we see George throwing a ball against his bedroom wall. On the wall is a picture of Axl Rose wearing shorts in the pattern of the USA flag. This photo is from the Guns N' Roses appearance at Rock In Rio 2 festival in Jan 1991. The show is set in 1989. 2 years prior to the photo the poster is made from is taken.

Georgie removes his stash of cash from the air vent in his bedroom (envelope with a photo of a mustang taped to it) and the cash (\$20 bills) have a serial # starting with the letter "C" which is a series of bills that were not printed until 2001. (00:15:14)

The commentary suggests that Sheldon had the correct solution to problem 1 and merely lost points on the quiz because he didn't show his work. In reality he did the first problem incorrectly. Taking the derivative of (x+2) ^2+ (y+1) ^2 = 13 with respect to x yields: 2* (x+2) +2* (y+1) * (dy/dx) = 0 which implies that: dy/dx = - (x+2) / (y+1) and at the point (0,2) this means that the slope dy/dx is actually equal to - (2/3), not 2/3. It is correct that when using the form y=mx+b at the point 0,2 reveals that 2=m*0+b, or that b=2. So the correct equation for the tangent line is y = - (2/3) x + 2, not y = (2/3) x + 2 as shown in the episode. (00:13:55)

In the closing shot of this episode, a pile of cash is down close up. The bills are current circa 2000s and the show is set in the late eighties. The bills didn't have the current security markings that we have now.

MovieFan612

When Georgie goes to the doctors office with Mandy, when he walks in you can see a modern covid-19 safety poster behind his shoulder. (00:11:00)

When Sheldon is putting his mittens on at the table he his seen putting the first one on and the second one is on the table, the shot changes and the mitten is no longer on the table. He raises his hands and both hands have mittens on them. (00:01:55)

When Sheldon is running away from Mary in the garage, the set lights are reflected in his helmet. (00:18:00)

Near the start we see Sheldon using physics to try and take down Tam. This completely goes against all of Sheldon's phobias about touching people, especially socks. Even before this episode he has shown his displeasure at the thought of touching people. (00:05:00)

When we see Sheldon in bed at the start he's either flat on his back or on his side depending on the shot. (00:03:45)

At the start of the episode when someone is talking at the podium, there's a a periodic table behind him on the wall. On the left of barium, 'Sc' for scandium is there instead of 'Cs' for cesium. (00:00:40)

When Sheldon and Missy are sitting at the table, Missy puts a paper in the basket in front of her. A couple of shots later when she says "sounds right" the paper has disappeared. In the next shot it reappears, in a different position than it was before. (00:06:20)

Memaw gets a call from Dr. Sturgis saying that he has moved to Waxahatchie and would she please call him back. He does not say the new phone number, and this was well before cell phones were in widespread use by the general public, so it could only be a land line. Memaw calls him back, although she could not know the number.

Leicaman

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Suggested correction: Just watched the clip. Sturgis calls Mary, leaves a message. She calls him back; I'd guess his local number. He says "I've taken a job there", which is what you say when you're not at the place yet (otherwise you'd say here). Says he won't be there when Sheldon starts college.

Suggested correction: Memaw could have caller ID, or she could have called information.

Caller ID was first available in December 1988, and it's unlikely that Memaw would have it that early. The story takes place before that time. It is possible that she called information, but when did she do it?

Leicaman

When George gets out of bed to go and comfort Mary at the window, he puts his hand on her shoulder. When the camera changes to a view from the front, the hand on her shoulder has gone. (00:09:50)

When Sheldon is visiting the comic store for the last time, you can see a comic called Future's End. That comic didn't come out until 2015, but this episode is set in 1994.

mystiemyth

Sheldon likes his pretzel and says "Ich bin ein Heidelberger." He makes the same mistake President Kennedy made when he said "Ich bin ein Berliner", which means "I am a jelly donut." The correct German is "Ich bin Berliner" or "Ich bin Heidelberger."

Leicaman

When Pastor Jeff is talking about "Love Thy Neighbour," the Bible is open in his hands, apart from one shot where it closed. (00:13:20)

When Missy tries the Lobster for the 1st time, the way she holds her fork keeps changing between shots. (00:16:50)

When George Sr. is cracking the claw of the lobster, he goes from holding the cracker to holding a fork instantly. (00:16:38)

When Sheldon is shown the M.I.T leaflet, the way it's displayed to him changes between shots. (00:09:20)

Quotes

Sheldon: How can I be adopted when I have a twin sister? Think, monkey, think.
Missy: I wish I was adopted.
Mary: That can still be arranged.

Questions

Why does the girl who keeps going after Sheldon go after him at all? She looks at him like she just hates his guts and would love to kill him, but why? I know that bullies go after the weaker people but she seems to act like Sheldon ruined her life or something.

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Some people just have a dislike for someone that can't be explained. Could be as simple as the way he's dressed.

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